Friday, April 5, 2013
The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now graded schools on student performance, subgroup performance, performance gains and the achievement gap.
Hopkins students perform better than most in the state—but the difference between white and minority students is also bigger, according to report cards the Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now (MinnCAN) released last month. MinnCAN, an advocacy nonprofit focused on solving the achievement gap, plugs for more public data-based accountability for schools, looser labor restrictions for teachers, and more school choice. While the state as a whole has a 34.4-point difference between white and black students at the high school level, Hopkins has a 41.2-point difference on average. The gap was significantly bigger at some other schools. Eisenhower Elementary, for example, had a 56.2 difference. The achievement gap is a persistent problem across…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Hopkins programs provides information about college readiness to Latino, Somali, Hmong and African-American families.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools. Hopkins Public Schools is reaching out to underrepresented groups to make sure everyone has access to and information about college. Yes You Can! – Making College a Reality is a District-driven, grades 7-12 initiative, that aims to provide information about college readiness to Latino, Somali, Hmong and African-American families. The program partners with families to work towards greater academic success for their students. A series of information sessions that address everything from high school graduation requirements to applying for financial aid are offered in a racially, ethnically, and culturally relevant format for the students and parents participating …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Statewide test results released this week show students of color lag in math and reading proficiency.
Although Hopkins has historically exceeded state testing averages, the district is still combating an “achievement gap” between white and minority students that echoes a similar gap seen in state results released Tuesday. “We really want all of our students to be ready for college and career,” said Diane Schimelpfenig, the district’s director of teaching, learning, and assessment. The Minnesota Department of Education released the 2011 statewide Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) scores for the 10th grade reading and 11th grade math tests. The number of students who tested proficient on the exams grew marginally this year, but the results show that significant achievement gaps remain between white students and students of color …